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Total Solar Eclipse

Silver Point, Tennessee - Aug 21st 2017
I have been waiting for years to witness a total solar eclipse, and it finally happened. In all my travels to nature's spectacles around the world, that eclipse was one of the most spectacular things I've ever experienced! The surreal light, the dip in temperature, the shadows through the trees took on crescent shapes, crickets came out, streetlights turned on, dogs were barking and you could see the stars. The Corona was stunning to look at with the naked eye. I wish it could have lasted a lot longer. Wow, just wow. AND we were live streaming the whole thing for The Weather Network.

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The "Diamond Ring" effect with a well defined corona around the eclipse.
Totality.

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As totality approaches, interesting things started to happen. The shadows of these tree leaves started to take on well defined crescent shapes.
There were a lot of people, including many families who were enjoying the eclipse. This kid was posing for us with the crescent shadows on his face.

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Me, getting ready for totality, with the flag of the RCGS (Royal Canadian Geographical Society).
Mark Robinson from The Wather Network LIVE on the air as we were live-streaming the eclipse.

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Science writer/meteorologist Scott Sutherland, from TWN joined us for the eclipse.We were all blown away by it.
Our location for the eclipse. Right on the center line with 2 minutes and 40 seconds of totality. It was a long drive from Toronto to Tennessee and back, but totally worth it.

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